Employment Supports

Local Employment Service and Jobs Club ends and new Local Area Employment Service begins to roll out


After 25 years of operation, we are sad to announce that the Local Employment Service and Jobs Club, which Northside Partnership has delivered on behalf of the Department of Social Protection, ended on the 31st of August.

Over the years Northside Partnership has supported thousands of individuals and families across the community in finding meaningful and sustainable employment. We have helped many people find their dream job and helped them further their education or training leading to better work and career outcomes.

We would like to thank all who have partnered with us in delivering the Local Employment Service over the years including the many community, voluntary and statutory organisations working locally to address poverty and social exclusion.

The closure of the Local Employment Service follows the completion of a public procurement process which the Department of Social Protection rolled out in December 2021. The process sought tenders from organisations that wished to deliver a new model of Local Area Employment supports.

In April 2022 Northside Partnership submitted a bid to the Department of Social Protection which set out a proposal as to how Northside Partnership would implement and run the new services in the Northside Partnership catchment.

Northside Partnership was successful in its bid, and we are currently in the process of transitioning to the new Local Area Employment Service.

We look forward to working with the Department of Social Protection and the wider community in delivering this important service to the communities we serve.


More information to follow soon.

If you have any queries or concerns please contact our Coolock office on 01 848 5630 or our Kilbarrack office on 01 832 0995 for more information.